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With sexual harassment cases costing business tens of thousands and bringing in over a hundred million dollars in legal fees the cost is both fiscal and social. In this session we will explore the history and underlying issues that lead to sexual harassment. We will discuss mitigating liability and tools for implementing best practices in responding. These solutions include information on both supporting victims and restorative remediation for problematic employees.
We know there is a problem with sexual harassment in the business world. We see the stories on the news and hear about the victim’s experiences. But what we don’t hear enough is where do these issues come from and what can we do to effectively prevent and respond to them?
Subject matter expert, Dr. Laura McGuire, studies human behavior and sexual consent. Her unique expertise allows her to discuss this sensitive topic in an approachable way and provide answers many HR and legal experts have never been exposed to. You will leave with actionable take-aways and further resources.
Dr. Laura McGuire is the founder of the National Center for Equity and Agency. She has worked as an instructor, presenter, educator, consultant, and trainer. Her experience includes both public and private sectors, middle schools, high schools, and university settings. In 2015, she served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, she became the first Victim Advocate/Prevention Educator at the US Merchant Marine Academy. Dr. McGuire lives the United States, where she works as a full-time consultant and expert witness.